The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published its 2020-2022 research agenda, which comprises an updated list of research requests identified by Agency experts and external stakeholders in the fields of aviation safety, security, environmental protection and public health risks.
The main aims of the research requests in the agenda are to:
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has now completed its test flights of the Boeing 737 MAX. These took place in Vancouver, Canada due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
As the next step in its evaluation of the aircraft for return to service, EASA is now analysing the data and other information gathered during the flights in preparation for the Joint Operations Evaluation Board (JOEB). The JOEB is scheduled to start next week in London, Gatwick in the United Kingdom.
COLOGNE/BEIJING, September 3, 2020 – The EU-China Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) went into effect this week, giving a boost to the regions’ aviation manufacturers by simplifying the process of gaining product approvals from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), while also ensuring high safety and environment standards will continue to be met.
New guidelines in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic addressed to European aviation training providers and competent authorities are now available for download.
The guidance details how to conduct theoretical parts of required training for aviation personnel in the domains of Aircrew, Continuing Airworthiness, Air Operations, and Air Traffic Controllers’ licences and certificates in a virtual classroom.
COLOGNE, August 27, 2020 - The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has been working steadily, in close cooperation with the FAA and Boeing, to return the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to service as soon as possible, but only once it is convinced it is safe.
While Boeing still has some final actions to close off, EASA judges the overall maturity of the re-design process is now sufficient to proceed to flight tests. These are a prerequisite for the European agency to approve the aircraft’s new design.
The following vacancy notice for a Temporary Agent position has been published on the EASA website.
Title / Grade: Maintenance Organisation / CAMO Expert (AD 6)
Organisational Directorate: Flight Standards Directorate
Closing Date: 17/09/2020 at 23:55
COLOGNE, August 20, 2020 – The Lufthansa Group airlines signed up to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Charter for COVID-19, committing to implement the highest health safety standards for the protection of staff and passengers and establishing an important basis for safe travel across the group’s international network and between its hubs at the heart of Europe.
To assist in the implementation of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1207/2011 (the surveillance performance and interoperability (SPI) Regulation), the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM).
The European Commission published two Commission Implementing Regulations, postponing the dates of application of certain measures in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Safety Information Bulletin SIB 2020-14 is addressed to continuing airworthiness management organisations (CAMOs), maintenance organisations (MOs), and competent national airworthiness authorities (NAAs) in relation to aircraft that have been stored due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) are considered to be a critical element in the basket of measures to mitigate aviation’s contribution to climate change.
However, the use of SAF has remained negligible up to 2019 as there are significant technical, environmental and economic barriers limiting the penetration of SAF into the aviation sector.
As an overview of the safety situation in aviation in Europe, EASA published today the 2020 edition of its Annual Safety Review (ASR).
The analysis in the review provides a statistical summary across all domains of operation and is split into sections covering:
EASA is publishing a set of templates for exemptions to be used in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.
These templates are used by national competent authorities when submitting the exemptions from the currently applicable EU regulations in accordance with article 14.4 of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 or article 71(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139.
The templates are published for general information and awareness.
In the domain of product certification or European technical standard orders (ETSOs) authorization, AMC 20-152A provides state-of-the-art means for showing compliance with the applicable airworthiness regulations with regard to electronic hardware embedded in airborne systems and equipment.
The new SIB published by EASA (SIB 2020-13) is addressed to competent authorities and aerodrome operators with the aim of ensuring with respect to ground handling following the outbreak of COVID-19.
The set of proposed recommendations is meant to ensure that the provision of ground handling services provided to aircraft operators and at the aerodromes that fall under the scope of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 (The Basic Regulation) is available and does not affect the safety of aerodrome operations.
The following Easy Access Rules are now available on the EASA website:
EASA publishes additional Easy Access Rules to facilitate stakeholder's access to the following Easy Access Rules related to Aircrew and Air Traffic Management/Air Navigation Services:
GENEVA/COLOGNE/BRUSSELS, July 23, 2020 – European Aviation Associations and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) agreed to strengthen efforts to ensure a consistent and safe travel experience for passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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